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  • Satyajit Das

    Time to get wise on China's trajectory

    That China is reaching the end of its current phase of development is a recognized fact but there is disagreement about whether the transition will be smooth by way of a soft landing for the economy, or disruptive in the scenario of a hard landing.

    May 25, 2017 07:35 pm JST
  • Policy upheavals buffet mining in Philippines, Indonesia

    SANTA CRUZ, Philippines/JAKARTA -- In the eyes of Diosdado Alota, chief of Guinabon village in the northwest Philippines, the mining industry is key to his community's health.Until the national government ordered a suspension of operations in 2014 o

    May 25, 2017 04:08 pm JST
  • Mainland ties drag down Hong Kong credit score

    HONG KONG - A day after China's sovereign debt rating downgrade, Hong Kong, by virtue of its links with the mainland, also saw its credit rating fall, despite robust fiscal strength.Credit agency Moody's on Thursday cut the special administrative re

    May 25, 2017 04:00 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares head for fifth advance after Fed meeting minutes

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares set course for a fifth day higher following a decline in U.S. bond yields and the dollar after the Federal Reserve's meeting minutes reinforced expectations of a rate increase next month, but signaled c

    May 25, 2017 03:34 pm JST
  • Asian companies shine in Forbes Global 2000

    TOKYO -- Chinese banks topped the list and a slew of Asian corporations were featured in the Forbes Global 2000 ranking of the world's largest and most powerful public companies, reflecting the region's growing economic clout.Industrial and Commerci

    May 25, 2017 02:30 pm JST
  • Deregulation spurs China pickup market

    CHONGQING, China -- Thanks to a set of deregulation measures from the central government, several new pickup truck models have made successful debuts in China recently, and sales are expected to increase at a double-digit pace for the second straigh

    May 25, 2017 02:00 pm JST
  • Gordon Orr

    Chinese companies are getting smarter about overseas deals

    Despite headlines about capital controls and restrictions on overseas investment, don't expect Chinese companies to give up international acquisitions any time soon. Even now, the dealmaking is continuing apace.Many potential acquirers have extensiv

    May 25, 2017 01:00 pm JST
  • China's young, job-hopping CEOs contrast with Japan's older execs

    TOKYO -- Both Japan and China have their fair share of successful CEOs. Japan claims Masayoshi Son of SoftBank, a telecommunications company, and Tadashi Yanai of discount clothing seller Fast Retailing, for example. China's Jack Ma Yun built Alibab

    May 25, 2017 12:40 pm JST
  • First South China Sea challenge under Trump

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- A U.S. Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, the first such challenge to Beijing in the strategic waterway since U.S.

    May 25, 2017 11:30 am JST
  • Company in focus: Hong Kong's MTR gets praise abroad but criticism at home

    HONG KONG Long before any talk of belts and roads, MTR looked beyond the territory for expansion.But it was not until recently that the monopoly operator of Hong Kong's profitable metro system said it wanted to do business in Southeast Asia. With a

    May 25, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Policy upheavals buffet mining in Philippines, Indonesia

    SANTA CRUZ, Philippines/JAKARTA In the eyes of Diosdado Alota, chief of Guinabon village in the northwest Philippines, the mining industry is key to his community's health.Until the national government ordered a suspension of operations in 2014 over

    May 25, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Mining companies face tough decisions despite the industry's rebound

    SYDNEY Big international mining companies like BHP and Rio Tinto made it through the crash in global commodity prices by slashing costs, shedding less productive units and taking full advantage of the economies of scale their vast operations provide

    May 25, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Cobalt and lithium are ones to watch in 2017

    SYDNEY Cobalt may be the most interesting commodity to watch in 2017.With global carmakers committed to producing more electric vehicles amid changes in battery technologies, Macquarie Research has projected that demand for cobalt-cathode batteries

    May 25, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • China attempts to fine-tune its control over coal and steel

    BEIJING China is still struggling to find a happy medium between market forces and a planned economy, and nowhere is this more obvious than in the coal industry.Convening a meeting of the standing committee of the State Council, China's cabinet, Pre

    May 25, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Guarded optimism greets China's Bond Connect program

    HONG KONG As part of efforts to internationalize its currency and fledgling capital market, China has announced a new channel for foreign investors to access its $9 trillion onshore debt market via Hong Kong. But the so-called Bond Connect is unlike

    May 25, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Chinese state-owned bank spinoffs continue

    HONG KONG Instead of seeing fresh names coming forward, Hong Kong's listing market so far this year has been largely a case of deja vu, with the bigger deals mostly being launched by established Chinese corporations seeking to capitalize on their as

    May 25, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Pyongyang's missile advances have the world looking to China and Russia for leverage

    TOKYO North Korea's heightened missile threat highlights the failure of U.S.-led international pressure to deliver a punishing blow to the program, suggesting that a breakthrough may hinge on cooperation from China and Russia.Kim Jong Un's regime ha

    May 25, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • China and ASEAN take a step toward South China Sea rules

    GUIYANG, China The Chinese government and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreed on a framework for a code of conduct in the South China Sea on May 18, an internal document obtained by The Nikkei shows. Details such as the star

    May 25, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • One year on, Taiwan's Tsai wrestles with domestic discontent

    TAIPEI Since Tsai Ing-wen took office as Taiwan's president a year ago, cross-strait ties have grown chillier. But while relations with Beijing are always a matter of intense focus, it is issues on the home front that critics are talking about most.

    May 25, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • ByeJoe makes China's 'white liquor' palatable for the West

    CHICAGO Surrounded by ice sculptures rising high above snow-covered hills, Matt Trusch tried baijiu for the first time in Harbin, a city in northeast China known for its sub-zero temperatures, on his 21st birthday."We would just stay indoors and dri

    May 25, 2017 10:00 am JST